by Dee Newman
Last week, President Obama addressed a House Republican retreat. For those of you who witnessed the exchanged between the President and his opposition, you saw not only a rare political event, but also a blunt, revealing, remarkable, and refreshing exercise in democracy.
The beneficiaries of these kinds of public interactions are the citizens of our nation. When we are able to hear both sides, we are better able to form judgments on the policies being pursued and the values that support and reinforce them.
Unfortunately, the so-called “fair and balanced” network, Fox News, refused to air the Q&A portion of the President’s address. Instead, they delivered (as they often do) a series of unfair and unbalanced commentaries on the President's performance without allowing their viewers to make those judgments for themselves.
My question is . . . why?